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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 26, 2011 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'slo-mo Rapture' & our GD Forum conversation

"How about 5% cut across the board and sell some of those those Western lands. What does the Federal government own, 1/3 of the land West of the Mississippi? We need to put Americans to work and try to establish some manufacturing base again. The snowy owls or whatever will have to figure it out."

1. Making "across the board" cuts is about the dumbest possible way to shrink the government. Cuts need to focus on cutting wasteful and redundant programs and not simply slash every budget across the board. That might be good politics, but it's terrible policy.

2. Who would you like to sell the federal land out west to? China? The only chance we have to keep any of our western wilderness areas intact is to keep them in government hands and work on improving federal land management. Once they sell it off, it's gone forever. If you have an idea that doesn't involve selling of the national patrimony to the Chinese, I'm all ears.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 26, 2011 12:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'slo-mo Rapture' & our GD Forum conversation

I'm all for surgical cuts. Do you really think this government is capable of that? And the mantra would be, if my ox is getting gored yours better too.

The land is sovereign. Hopefully American companies. I don't know. Something to think about.

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Poster: splue Date: May 26, 2011 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'slo-mo Rapture' & our GD Forum conversation

yeh the govt is kinda hoggy!!!

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: May 27, 2011 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 'slo-mo Rapture' & our GD Forum conversation

Sell the land to anyone that can afford to buy it. The federal government has no business owning it.